Oct 24, 2008

BC70 - Frosty Lives


Hello, Hope your week has gone well. It's time once again for another Blogger's Challenge. This week was certainly a BIG Challenge for me. - Our assignment was to create something you would give as a gift. I am so NOT creative when it comes to gift ideas or packaging ideas for gifts either. In fact I almost opted out of this challenge.
However I figured I might as well give it a try and so this is what I came up with. I think it turned out okay. I'm not totally happy with it because I just don't think I'm really very good at this kind of thing but it will have to do for today.
First off thanks to Lauren Meader for coming up with this template which you can down load for FREE here. It's a very cute and fun idea for a little package to give a small gift item in.
The details for my boot are as follows:
Card Stock: River Rock, Papertrey Select White, Designer Paper (Figgy Pudding - Shiver by Basic Grey), Bashful Blue. Ink: River Rock, Bashful Blue, (SU) - Blush Copic Marker, Cool Gray Copic Marker, Cream Copic Marker
I printed out the template on the PT Select White and then again on the Designer Paper and layered them together and then distressed the edges. Then I printed out the "accesories" on River Rock Card Stock. I ran the cuff through the Cuttlebug with a Snowflake embossing folder, and then embossed it with Iridescent Ice EP. I did the same with my snow flakes on the Bashful Blue and River Rock card stock. I used an SU Snowflake Punch and a small snowflake punch (source unknown). My snowman stamp is by: Hampton Art Stamps. I colored him with the Copic Markers and paper pieced his hat. I raised up the mittens and his nose with foam mounting tape and added Frosted Lace Stickles and a Clear Spica Glitter Pen to give him some shimmer. I also pierece the boot heal and toe and faux stitched them with a Mellow Moss ink pen.
So that's it for this week. Be sure to check out all the other great gift ideas by clicking on the Blogger's Icon on my sidebar.

18 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Adorable, Ida. I'm so glad you pushed yourself to do this because it turned out wonderfully. You did such a great job, and how very cute it is.

Chrissy D said...

This is soooo cute! That snowman is adorable! Great soft, wintery colors! TFS!

Patti Chesky said...

Oh, this is just adorable. I downloaded the template as well, but I haven't had the chance to play with it. I'm glad you kept going on with this challenge because it is awesome. Great job!!

Marcia P said...

Ida this looks really fun, I love that you have not used green and red. Definately going to keep this one in mind!

:) Marcia

Elena said...

Oh, Ida! This boot is adorable! I love it! The snowman is so cute! Love the idea with Cuttlebug! Thank you for sharing a link to the template!

Barb Hardeman said...

Well, this is just the cutes thing ever! I love your color combo, I love the faux stitching and all the sparkle you added. Your snowman is so sweet. Good job!

Lori said...

This is adorable, Ida! I like how you embossed the cuff at the top.

Lisa Bohler said...

The boot turned out great. Way to step out of you comfort zone and make a gift!

Claudia said...

I am glad too that you decided to play - this came out so stinkin' cute! Love it!

Sheryl said...

Very cute, Ida!

wendy groszkiewicz said...

That is just adorable! I may have to try out that template! Love the little snowman peeking out! :)

MJ said...

That snowman is just too cute. And I really think you are pulling our let cuz it sure looks like you ROCKED this 3d challenge. Great job.

Lisa Somerville said...

Great project Ida - love the colors!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Absolutely adorable Ida! Don't sell yourself short...you did a wonderful job with this! It's just too cute! :D

Kristen said...

I think your project is super cute. I love it and hope to try. FTS!

Catherine said...

I've downloaded this template the first day it came out but haven't had the chance to play with it... love yours, very cute!

amycara said...

OMG, now just think if you'd skipped and we'd have missed out on this FABULOUS CREATION! Wonderful, simply, wonderful!!

Kerry D-C said...

ooooh! this is WAY TOO CUTE! So glad that you did do this challenge.